Faurecia and Veolia have signed an arrangement to jointly produce ‘innovative compounds for automotive inside modules’, aiming to achieve an normal of 30% of recycled material by 2025.
Through the partnership, the two businesses say they will accelerate the deployment of sustainable interiors solutions implemented in instrument panels, door panels and centre consoles in Europe. Veolia will commence the generation of these secondary raw resources at its current recycling web pages in France beginning from 2023.
Faurecia states the use of recycled plastics is a single of the key issues for the ecological transformation of the automotive industry as it plays an critical purpose in cutting down CO2 emissions and improving the environmental functionality of the car.
The strategic partnership will leverage the companies’ complementary competencies throughout sustainable compound formulations, stringent automotive architecture needs, sourcing and impressive remedy of industrial and write-up-consumer plastic waste.
Veolia has been delivering polypropylene compounds to the automotive industry in France for more than five many years and the new challenge with Faurecia will enable Veolia to increase its automotive product or service variety to vehicle interiors.
In 2011, Faurecia was the very first automotive provider to introduce a comprehensive range of bio-composite cockpit options with NAFILean. Far more than a decade later and in about 13 million automobiles, these products’ CO2 footprint is 28% reduced than that of standard all-plastic counterparts.
Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller mentioned: “As an automotive supplier with an business-main portfolio in sustainable components, we are uniquely positioned to supply revolutionary methods to carmakers and their shoppers. By combining our innovation and industrial forces with Veolia, we will accelerate the introduction of breakthrough sustainable materials and their time-to-marketplace, as well as contributing to cutting down plastic squander and strengthening the round financial system. This agreement will also strongly add to Faurecia’s roadmap to CO2 neutrality for scope 3, based mostly on the principles of using a lot less, making use of improved and making use of for a longer time.”
Estelle Brachlianoff, CEO at Veolia mentioned: “As desire for recycled plastic improves throughout all sectors in the context of resource scarcity, there is a have to have to recycle far more plastic squander streams. The collaboration with Faurecia permits us to raise our offer of secondary uncooked components to the automotive sector by means of the improvement of high worth-extra compounds. These sustainable interior answers will also be a robust contributor to sustainable mobility, which is at the coronary heart of the ecological transformation. Lively alongside the overall recycling price chain, Veolia is rising its plastic recycling capacities with continual financial investment in the industrialisation and growth of our present recycling web sites in France and globally, with the goal to reach 1 billion € turnover by 2025.”
Faurecia created a cross-enterprise team Sustainable Components division in 2021 to develop and manufacture new resources. This division aims to give a total reduced-CO2 cockpit and even CO2 unfavorable elements, in buy to help OEMs’ sustainability targets.